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Living In: Toledo, Ohio, USA
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OT~I am thankful....

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Last updated: Nov. 9, 2014 9:43 am
Posted: Nov. 15, 2012 4:09 pm
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Ice, Smoke, and Fire

Submitted by: hazelnut 
A homemade chipotle-flavored vodka makes delicious shots, really unique screwdrivers, perfect bloody marys, and exceptional chocolate martinis. The vodka is served icy cold straight from the freezer. 
Recommended by: sassyoldlady
Nov. 15, 2012 4:10 pm
Lord, I am thankful. I am thankful that the neighbors got out of the house when it burned early this morning. I am thankful that it wasn’t me, and somehow that feels wrong. I am thankful for my neighbors and our community for pulling together to help them. I am thankful the Red Cross is there, for they helped too. I am thankful the firefighters got it put out before it damaged the neighboring houses. Hug your family, count your blessings, and check those smoke alarms! ‘Cause if it hadn’t been for that, they wouldn’t have gotten out in time.
Nov. 15, 2012 4:12 pm
Thanks for that reminder. How scary! And sad.
Nov. 15, 2012 4:20 pm
I know. I can't even imagine. They lost one of the cats, but the dog got out. They think it was the water heater. People they don't even know have been driving down the street and dropping off money and other stuff. Evidently the elementary school the boys go to posted it on their website.
Nov. 15, 2012 4:24 pm
And believe it or not, when I took some stuff over including a baked penne spaghetti sauce dish, she asked me if it was one I made from my recipe website! I had to laugh that she remembered me talking about AR.
Linda (LMT)
Nov. 15, 2012 4:37 pm
kinda puts things in perspective doesn't it. we often forget all we have to be thankful for. blessing to them.
Nov. 15, 2012 4:42 pm
So nice that the community all chips in when needed. Glad the family got out safely; material things can be replaced, but not lives. Prayers going out to them.
Nov. 15, 2012 4:46 pm
Thanks ladies, the husband is taking it pretty hard. He has lived in that house pretty much his whole life. It was his mom & dads house, he bought it and they moved down a few houses.
gderr the dysfunctional
Nov. 15, 2012 4:47 pm
a great post and something to remember when thanksgiving arrives. yes, we should and could do more...i love that you're community is helping these folks out at a very bad time.
Nov. 15, 2012 4:52 pm
His mom and I were talking and she said the DIL is wrestling with the charity. So when I talked to her, I told her I would want help if it happened to me, she said pay it forward. Yup.
Nov. 15, 2012 4:52 pm
Very glad the family got out and are all safe.Sorry about the cat though.It's wonderful that the community pulled together.
Nov. 15, 2012 4:55 pm
They found the other cat across the street by a neighbors porch. One of the neighbors spotted it, good thing it was white.
Nov. 15, 2012 4:56 pm
So many things to be thankful in this situation.
Lucky Noodles
Nov. 15, 2012 5:15 pm
Cat Hill
Nov. 15, 2012 5:20 pm
Health, food, family, friends and shelter that is what we all need. Folks helping folks that is the only way a bad day will be brighter.
Nov. 15, 2012 5:29 pm
A terrible tragedy to lose those memories but at least no one killed. Reminded me of that huge house explosion in Indy a few nights ago that devastated a neighborhood & killed two people. *** ***
Nov. 15, 2012 5:32 pm
So glad the family is ok, everything else can be replaced, with time. Neighbors helping each others in times of need, that is what life is about. Sorry they lost the cat, I'm sure their heartbroken over that.
Magnolia Blossom
Nov. 15, 2012 6:46 pm
Tears coming to my eyes... December 12, 2003 we had a house fire (yes, the electric water heater), lost our 2 cats. Had to re-build, but didn't lose anything truly important and no one was home at the time. Our smoke detector was still screaming even though the housing had melted off from the heat. Be sure to replace those batteries and also check to be sure your house insurance coverage is enough, especially if you have had the policy for a long time and not had it reviewed recently. You should be insured for what it would cost to re-build your house as-is in today's labor & materials prices, not what your house is worth or what it might have cost 20 years ago. Merely stepping up your policy by a percentage every few years is not nececessarily enough. Sorry if it seems like I'm on a soapbox, but believe me it is very important, trust me I know from painful experience. We had to build a new house and it was enough for a good down payment.
Nov. 15, 2012 6:59 pm
What a timely reminder to be thankful for every day and all we have Sass. You live in a compassionate, helpful community. MB, I remember you telling me about your house fire and suggesting a review of my homeowners policy. We renewed our policy in August and I did just that. My premium went up a mere $28.00 great advice. Thank you!
Nov. 15, 2012 7:16 pm
MB above is exactly right...we, too, endured a kitchen fire two years ago. The smoke alarms, battery operated, with valid batteries did not function (check in with your Fire Department as to the correct type to purchase! The replacements are hardwired) We had made the mistake MB refers to, in underinsuring, and were lucky that it was fairly small and the Fire Department very prompt in arriving and getting it out. Fortunately, $150K covered the damage and losses. DW was not home, but I got disabled DS and the dog out in time, but as the husband/father figure, I clearly recall how devestated I felt, that this had happened on "my watch"... On looking back, the rebuild allowed us to "fix" a lot of the accumulated design mistakes, and have a "2010" grade house where the house was a 1956/7 design, proving once again, that what God takes away with one Hand, He gives back with the other, or in our case, Both Hands. Its a hard lesson, but "This, too, shall pass" Our new kitchen now sports a sign that says "Be thankful for what you have".
Magnolia Blossom
Nov. 15, 2012 7:24 pm
This hit so close to home with me and others here that I posted a blog about it. Please stop in and post your comments. They are all appreciated.
Nov. 19, 2012 1:33 pm
Glad it wasn't you and yours! Glad they found the cat, too. And what a swell community you live in.
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